July 12, 2002
California Firm Has Recalled Beef Franks
Stockton, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Zacky Farms, LLC has recalled approximately
22,500 pounds of franks that were incorrectly labeled as beef. The franks
actually contain turkey rather than beef.
The products being recalled are 16-ounce packages of "SAFEWAY JUMBO beef
franks." Each package label bears either "SELL BY AUG28, 2E EST. 898" or
"USE BY AUG28, 1E EST. 898."
The product was produced on June 22, and distributed to retail stores in
Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Washington, DC, and Virginia.
The product label incorrectly listed beef as an ingredient instead of
"FSIS ensures that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, and
accurately labeled," said Linda Swacina, FSIS acting administrator. "We urge
consumers with concerns about the mislabeled product to return it to the
point of purchase."
The problem was discovered during a quality control check by company
employees, who notified FSIS.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Dr. Mohammed Azam,
Zacky Farms, quality assurance amanager, at 1-800-999-8202, Ext. 2153. Media
with questions may contact Todd Beal, Zacky Farms, corporate food safety
director, at 1-800-999-8202, Ext. 6683.
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and
Poultry Hotline at l-800-535-4555. The hotline is available in English and
Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday
through Friday. And recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a